Yes, open enrollment will occur each November for the next year’s benefits.
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To help you select the best plan option for your individual situation, please make an appointment (360) 778-5300 or stop by Human Resources in the Whatcom County Courthouse, Suite 107, anytime Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Your Human Resource Representative will be available to answer any questions.
The Medical Plan Election form must be returned to Human Resources by 4:30 pm on November 30, 2017. You MUST complete and submit a 2018 Medical Election Form, even if you are making no changes. You will be defaulted into the 2000 Plan for 2018 if we do not receive an election form from you.
The month of November is the “open enrollment” period. During this time you can make changes to your plan election. This is the only time during the year (without a qualifying event) you can change your plan election or change dependent enrollments.
The total 2018 contribution limit is $3,450 for an individual or $6,900 for a family which is inclusive of any Whatcom County contribution. For those age 55 and over, there is an additional annual $1,000 per participant catch-up contribution.
Information about the 2018 Flexible Spending Account is online.